- What is Tabernanthe Iboga?
- How is Iboga used traditionally?
- Is Iboga Legal?
- How can I work out a suitable dosage for Iboga?
- What can be expected during an Iboga trip?
- Iboga trip safety points
- What are the active compounds of Iboga rootbark?
- How does Iboga help cure addiction?

What is Tabernanthe Iboga

Tabernanthe Iboga or simply "Iboga" is a perennial rainforest shrub and psychedelic, native to western Central Africa. Iboga stimulates the central nervous system when taken in small doses and induces visions in larger doses. In parts of Africa where the plant grows the bark of the root is chewed for various pharmacological or ritualistic purposes. Ibogaine, the primary active alkaloid, is also used to treat substance abuse disorders. A small amount of ibogaine, along with precursors of ibogaine are found in Voacanga Africana, a closely related tree.

Normally growing to a height of 2m, T. iboga may eventually grow into a small tree up to 10 m tall, given the right conditions. It has small green leaves. Its flowers are white and pink, while the fruit can be either an elongated oval shape, or a round spherical shape, both having an orange colour. Its yellow-coloured roots contain a number of indole alkaloids, most notably ibogaine, which is found in the highest concentration in the root-bark. The root material, bitter in taste, causes an anaesthetic sensation in the mouth as well as systemic numbness to the skin.

How is Iboga used Traditionally

Tabernanthe Iboga is used by the Bwitist peoples of central Africa, specifically around Gabon, Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is used in initiation rites for tribes, during hunting - when smaller amounts are used to pique the senses and increase stamina, and for celebrations when tribesmembers under the influence of Iboga dance and chant to unify themselves with their deity, Bwiti.

The Bwitist tribes tend to use far higher amounts of Iboga Rootbark than would be considered safe in the west, and this has led to fatalities in the past. However, Iboga consumption is seen as normal and safe within communities in this vast area of Africa.

Is Iboga Legal?

Iboga is legal in most countries in the World, with a few exceptions: Australia, Belgium, France, Croatia, Poland, Reunion, Romania, Sweden, USA.

We make every effort to check up on Iboga legality in other countries, but ultimate responsibility rests with the person making a purchase

How can I work out a suitable dosage for Iboga?

Iboga Rootbark - recreational dosage
Iboga Rootbark - therapeutic dosage

Iboga TA Extract - recreational dosage
Iboga TA Extract - therapeutic dosage

Ibogaine HCL - recreational dosage
Ibogaine HCL - therapeutic dosage

Notes about Iboga Rootbark dosage

All Iboga products on the site are sold as botanical samples, not for human consumption. However, for education purposes we provide information regarding dosage.

It is important to recognise the difference between recreational and therapeutic Iboga. Iboga trips are long, and can be quite intense, depending on the individual and the dosage. For recreational purposes, a dosage the equivalent of 15mg (0.015g) per kilo of bodyweight is generally recommended. This increases to 20-25mg per kilo, for the treatment of mild addictions - such as nicotine, marijuana, computer games and so forth. This rises to 30mg per kilo for more extreme addictions, such as opiates, heroin, benzodiazepams, anabolic steroids, cocaine, crack, crystal meth and other top tier addictive substances.

1kg = 2.2lb

We will use as a broad guideline, 15mg per kilo for recreational purposes, 30mg per kilo of bodyweight for clinical "flood" addiction treatment doses. Each product, Iboga Rootbark, Iboga TA and Ibogaine HCL have varying strengths, reflected in their price, and a differing amount of each will be required depending on your reasons for (learning about) using Iboga.

Iboga Rootbark - recreational dosage

Iboga Rootbark contains 2%-6% alkaloids. It can vary from sample to sample, with realistic alkaloids content of 3-4%. 70% of the alkaloids are pure Ibogaine. Ibogaine converts to Ibogaine HCL when mixed with hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Iboga Rootbark, Iboga TA Extract and Ibogaine HCL all provide a very similar experience.

72kg (160lb) * 0.015g = 1.08g of Iboga alkaloids for a recreational dosage. 100g of rootbark would have ~4g of alkaloids. 100g / ~4 = 20-25g of Iboga Rootbark.

So a good strength recreational dosage of Iboga Rootbark for a 72kg person would be about 20g, although lower doses of around 9g-12g are also fine to get a feel for Iboga. The figures can never be exact, as botanical specimens always contain varying amounts of alkaloid content.

Iboga Rootbark - therapeutic dosage

Iboga Rootbark contains 2%-6% alkaloids. It can vary from sample to sample, with realistic alkaloids content of 3-4%. 70% of the alkaloids are pure Ibogaine. Ibogaine converts to Ibogaine HCL when mixed with hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Iboga Rootbark, Iboga TA Extract and Ibogaine HCL all provide a very similar experience.

72kg (160lb) * 0.030g = 2.16g of Iboga alkaloids for a recreational dosage. 100g of rootbark would have ~4g of alkaloids, so you would be looking at around 50g of Iboga Rootbark.

So a full strength flood dosage of Iboga Rootbark for a 72kg person would be about 50g. The figures can never be exact, as botanical specimens always contain varying amounts of alkaloid content. It is important to note, that Iboga will stay in a persons system for 60-90 days, which is why redosing is not advised, and given Iboga's special faculty for combating addiction, it is seldom needed.

Iboga TA Extract - recreational dosage

Iboga Rootbark contains 2%-6% alkaloids, but unlike the rootbark - Iboga TA (Total Alkaloid) Extract has already been extracted form the rootbark, making it much easier to consume, as rootbark is ultimately wood and it can put a lot of strain on a persons system when they consume 20-50g of wood, which is why Iboga TA is a popular product for both recreation and therapeutic reasons.

Our Iboga TA Extracts are around 50%-60% pure. The amount of TA extract does not vary, it is 70% ibogaine, 30% other alkaloids and 50-60% pure.

72kg (160lb) * 0.015g = 1.08g of Iboga alkaloids for a recreational dosage. Because Iboga TA Extracts are 50-60% pure, a dosage of ~2g is suitable for a recreational dosage.

Iboga TA Extract - therapeutic dosage

Iboga Rootbark contains 2%-6% alkaloids, but unlike the rootbark - Iboga TA (Total Alkaloid) Extract has already been extracted form the rootbark, making it much easier to consume, as rootbark is ultimately wood and it can put a lot of strain on a persons system when they consume 20-50g of wood, which is why Iboga TA is a popular product for both recreation and therapeutic reasons.

Our Iboga TA Extracts are around 50%-60% pure. The amount of TA extract does not vary, it is 70% ibogaine, 30% other alkaloids and 50-60% pure.

72kg (160lb) * 0.030g = 2.16g of Iboga alkaloids for a recreational dosage. Because Iboga TA Extracts are 50-60% pure, a dosage of ~4g is suitable for a clinical therapeutic dosage.

Ibogaine HCL - recreational dosage

Ibogaine HCL is around 90%-95% pure, with the remaining 5-10% coming from natural impurities and trace amounts of the other Iboga alkaloids.

72kg (160lb) * 0.015g = 1.08g of Iboga alkaloids for a recreational dosage. Because Ibogaine HCL is ~90% pure, a dosage of ~1g is suitable for a recreational dosage.

Ibogaine HCL - therapeutic dosage

Ibogaine HCL is around 90%-95% pure, with the remaining 5-10% coming from natural impurities and trace amounts of the other Iboga alkaloids.

72kg (160lb) * 0.030g = 2.16g of Ibogaine HCL for a clinical therapeutic dosage. Because Ibogaine HCL is ~90% pure, a dosage of ~1g is suitable for a recreational dosage.

What can be expected during an Iboga trip?

Dosage, and personal pharmacology all affect on the subjective Iboga experience, but Anecdotal evidence suggests that there is a period of 3-4 hours of visual hallucinations, after the full ingestion of the Iboga dosage, followed by a further ~24 hours of introspection, in which participants go through the major events of their lives chronologically, including from the perspectives of other people involved in those events; it is said to be a very powerful experience, and is one of the reasons Iboga is sought for by those undergoing spiritual development.

We recommend that anyone who is interested in Iboga for spiritual, recreational or therapeutic dosages, do their own research and check out as much Iboga information from www.erowid.org as possible.

Iboga trip safety points

We do not condone or endorse any consumption of Iboga products, and recommend all products on our site are purchased solely for ethnobotanical specimen collections; but anecdotal evidence suggests that trips can last 24-36 hours, a lot of water should be available for drinking throughout any experience, and a sitter should always be present. Iboga rootbark should only be consumed a few grams (to a max of 5, if you were consuming 50g of rootbark) per hour. Iboga rootbark and Iboga alkaloids are broken down very slowly by the liver, and consuming too much in one go can be hazardous to the health. After Iboga experiences, expect extreme lethargy and tiredness, possibly taking several days to get back to normal. Iboga alkaloids remain in the system for 60-90 days after consumption, and redosing is generally neither recommended or required.

We strongly recommend reading up as much material as possible from www.erowid.org which contains many experience reports and other useful information. Educate yourself as much as possible.

What are the active compounds of Iboga rootbark?

70% of the alkaloids found in the rotbark of Tabernanthe Iboga are Ibogaine, the remaining 30% are made up of O-Desmethylibogaine, Ibogamine, Coronaridine, Tabernanthine and O-t-Butyl-O-Desmethylibogaine.

How does Iboga help cure addiction?

The specific mechanism for the effects of Iboga are not yet understood by modern science, but many academic papers and patents (Both applications for, and granted patents) have proven that Iboga is highly effective in stopping more extreme forms of addiction. People who have experienced Iboga say it seems to rewire their brain, they get no cold-turkey withdrawal symptoms and no cravings - like a switch has been flicked, and the addiction is turned off.

Disclaimer

All information in this section, and the whole site, is intended for information and educational purposes only. We do not guarantee the efficacy of any information on this site, nor any responsibility for actions carried out by others on reading this information.

Any Iboga purchased from this site, is delivered with no expressed or implied fitness for any specific purpose. It is simply a raw botanical specimen. The product is packaged as botanical specimen and is not intended, branded, labelled, or marketed as a consumer product. We guarantee that the botanical specimens sold on this site are all Tabernanthe Iboga, and all sourced direct from Bwiti and Pygmy tribes in Cameroon.